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Message 1211053 - Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 14:16:19 UTC

You wouldn't think this would happen in the 21st century ......

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Message 1211071 - Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 14:45:32 UTC - in response to Message 1211053.

You wouldn't think this would happen in the 21st century ......

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Really? Why Not?

Boy or Girl?

It's a Boy!

Sorry, but I see highlighting the nationality as pure racism!
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Message 1211080 - Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 15:28:27 UTC - in response to Message 1211071.

Sorry, but I see highlighting the nationality as pure racism!

OMG Sirius, quite the wrong time to play the racist card. In Chris' link the deception is for cultural reasons and according to the article such action is not uncommon in that culture. Therefore it is reasonable for the left leaning and terribly PC BBC to mention the country.

In your links, the parents are just 'strange" (to be polite).

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BTW I would appreciate an explanation as to why you think the news item is "racism". This word is bandied about so freely these days it has totally lost its meaning.

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Message 1211083 - Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 15:34:04 UTC - in response to Message 1211080.
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Sorry, but I see highlighting the nationality as pure racism!

OMG Sirius, quite the wrong time to play the racist card. In Chris' link the deception is for cultural reasons and according to the article such action is not uncommon in that culture. Therefore it is reasonable for the left leaning and terribly PC BBC to mention the country.

In your links, the parents are just 'strange" (to be polite).

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BTW I would appreciate an explanation as to why you think the news item is "racism". This word is bandied about so freely these days it has totally lost its meaning.


Sorry, but it is. there are many cases like this, just google it. I haven't the time as I've seen this too many times in the workplace in the UK - Brits looking down & mocking other nationalities but these same people do not like themselves being mocked & when done so, their reply is to pack up & leave if one does not like - Therefore Racism!

so now it's the "little" nationalities turn to mock them!
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Message 1211095 - Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 16:19:17 UTC - in response to Message 1211083.

Sorry, but it is. there are many cases like this, just google it. I haven't the time as I've seen this too many times in the workplace in the UK - Brits looking down & mocking other nationalities but these same people do not like themselves being mocked & when done so, their reply is to pack up & leave if one does not like - Therefore Racism!

so now it's the "little" nationalities turn to mock them!

Where is the mocking ? It reads pretty straight to me, not the slightest bit smarmy and the Brits are experts at smarmy (Is that a racist comment?). What you describe as racist above(i.e. "pack up and leave") is a common response the world over, sometimes the statement is enforced at gun point

Your reply also fails to explain why you think the news item is racist. I'm not asking you to provide other examples of parents cross dressing their kids just quantify your opinion as to WHY that item is racist.

Each culture has its own quirks, others should be able to mention these quirks without the "R" card being played. We are not all the same grey sludge, that's what makes the world so interesting. Being able to discuss differences is as important as discussing similarities (although even that can get you called a racist these days).

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Message 1211097 - Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 16:24:51 UTC - in response to Message 1211096.

I did not say the news item was racist but the op's reference to Afghan - Why them when, even though that may be part of their culure, it happens throughout the world.

It seems to me that since the collapse of the "Brit" empire, that elitism is still inbred into the culture of the British people who dislike those types of references to themselves.

If you discount that, then why is Australia attempting to get away from that very culutre by wishing to become a republic?
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Message 1211098 - Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 16:32:26 UTC - in response to Message 1211097.
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I did not say the news item was racist but the op's reference to Afghan - Why them when, even though that may be part of their culure, it happens throughout the world.

It seems to me that since the collapse of the "Brit" empire, that elitism is still inbred into the culture of the British people who dislike those types of references to themselves.

If you discount that, then why is Australia attempting to get away from that very culutre by wishing to become a republic?

But the country of the people concerned is mentioned many times in the news item, it has nothing to do with the OP

Edit: And the country's name would have been mentioned no matter what the country the news item had originated in

Oz won't become a republic for a while yet, support for the Republican movement drops 10 points around this time every 4 years. A constitutional monarchy is so much simpler :-)

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Message 1211100 - Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 16:37:31 UTC - in response to Message 1211098.

But you said it yourself - the leftish BBC & because they did it, it's ok for the op to continue propagating that biased broadcaster's views?

That only makes the problem either worse or by posting it, the op agrees with their view of life. If not, then it can only be seen as..... funny/belittling - or have I left something out?

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Message 1211102 - Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 16:39:56 UTC - in response to Message 1211098.

T.A. -- I think Sirius' reaction to some degree reflects the inclination of many who post on a 'Politics' board to be reactive and perhaps a tad over-zealous in assuming negative intent by those who's views don't conform with their views.

That appears to be part and parcel of the increasing inclination to close down avenues of discussion by converting them to argument -- which gets increasingly heated.

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Message 1211105 - Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 16:46:06 UTC - in response to Message 1211102.

Not reactive my son, just finally realising after all these years that to get on I have to "bend with the wind"

So I'm joining the PC brigade...& I must admit, I'm enjoying it. More fun than getting broke by trying to stand against the wind.

Hmmmn, does that mean if I try hard enough, I can become an mp?
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Message 1211107 - Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 16:55:39 UTC - in response to Message 1211100.

But you said it yourself - the leftish BBC & because they did it, it's ok for the op to continue propagating that biased broadcaster's views?

I also said the Beeb was "terribly PC", therefore it cannot be racist.

Also I don't think you read the same article I did (maybe the link was corrupted by your browser) nor have you read any of my posts well enough to understand them.

By the way. Are you attacking the news item or the OP ?

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Message 1211109 - Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 16:59:27 UTC - in response to Message 1211107.

But, but,but, the BBC Can't be PC. It's against PC policy to show children in unfavourable positions & that report is unfavourable to the PC brigade.
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Message 1211112 - Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 17:06:47 UTC - in response to Message 1211109.

But, but,but, the BBC Can't be PC. It's against PC policy to show children in unfavourable positions & that report is unfavourable to the PC brigade.

Personally I think you are being racist against the Brits. I get the impression you may be an expatriate so what made you so twisted and bitter against them ?

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Message 1211116 - Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 17:13:04 UTC - in response to Message 1211112.
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But, but,but, the BBC Can't be PC. It's against PC policy to show children in unfavourable positions & that report is unfavourable to the PC brigade.

Personally I think you are being racist against the Brits. I get the impression you may be an expatriate so what made you so twisted and bitter against them ?

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Wow, thanks for the compliment! No, I'm not an ex-pat. I'm a Pat(pun intended)

As for being racist, wrong friend. Believe it or not I actually love England, it really is a beautiful country & I personally think that many here in the UK should go & "look at the sky & smell the roses" a bit more.
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Message 1211123 - Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 17:23:24 UTC - in response to Message 1211116.

Wow, thanks for the compliment! No, I'm not an ex-pat. I'm a Pat(pun intended)

As for being racist, wrong friend. Believe it or not I actually love England, it really is a beautiful country & I personally think that many here in the UK should go & "look at the sky & smell the roses" a bit more.

But racism is against the people not the country they live in. You may love the country but you are displaying racism against the people who live in it.

You can't be PC and racist.

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Message 1211126 - Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 17:29:52 UTC - in response to Message 1211123.

Wow, thanks for the compliment! No, I'm not an ex-pat. I'm a Pat(pun intended)

As for being racist, wrong friend. Believe it or not I actually love England, it really is a beautiful country & I personally think that many here in the UK should go & "look at the sky & smell the roses" a bit more.

But racism is against the people not the country they live in. You may love the country but you are displaying racism against the people who live in it.

You can't be PC and racist.



...dunno....could be the 1st I suppose! Again not racist whatsoever, just dislike the hyprocisy & duplicity that has become a stranglehold in the country, so cannot see how that is racist.
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Message 1211130 - Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 17:33:11 UTC - in response to Message 1211126.

...dunno....could be the 1st I suppose! Again not racist whatsoever, just dislike the hyprocisy & duplicity that has become a stranglehold in the country, so cannot see how that is racist.

Simple, by assuming all Poms are guilty of hypocrisy and duplicity you are being racist.....

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Message 1211133 - Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 17:38:14 UTC - in response to Message 1211130.

....then I bow to your reasoning....I admit it...I'm racist!

Especially at Cheltemham, Aintree, Epsom......
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Message 1211134 - Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 17:41:22 UTC - in response to Message 1211133.

....then I bow to your reasoning....I admit it...I'm racist!

Especially at Cheltemham, Aintree, Epsom......

May they come in at 20/1 :-)
It's 0300 here I'm going to bed.

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Message 1211137 - Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 17:42:23 UTC - in response to Message 1211134.

Have a good one & don't dream about it being a 50/1 winner.... :)
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